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Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Bright Light & Sneezing

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I have always noticed that I frequently sneeze when I walk outside, and this was especially noticeable this summer with all of the bright sunny HOT days that we experienced. I thought I had remembered that my mother often did this too and when I asked her she confirmed this. (more…)

Keep Your Athletes Hydrated On and Off the Field

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

With summer heat in full swing all across the country and kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like it is a good time to discuss heat related illnesses and their prevention. (more…)

Portable Pool Accidents On The Rise

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Turn on the faucet, and fill up the $15 portable pool. It’s an inexpensive way for kids to cool off on a hot summer’s day, and thousands do. A new study warns parents that portable pools are not without risks. (more…)

Summer Fun Safety!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Summer is the time of year that kids and parents dream about, especially when everyone’s pretty much housebound during the winter! With plenty of sunshine, outdoor events and activities are in full swing. Having fun and being safe go hand in hand.  The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) offers these safety tips on heat stress, sunburn, pool and boat safety. (more…)

Baby’s Sun Exposure Could Mean Cancer Later

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

If too much sun is bad for adult’s skin, can you imagine what it’s doing to a baby? According to a review in the July issue of Pediatrics, it could be setting a child up for melanoma or other skin cancers later in life. (more…)

The Joy of Fun Summer Activities

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Oh summer and all of the wonderful activities to do. We have talked about swimming and camps and staying abreast of academic work, but what about the basics of summer? The good, old-fashioned leisure time activities that we all used to do. While doing summer checkups and discussing everyone’s summer plans I started thinking that I should really be asking about some of the basics. (more…)

Sunburn Warnings for Kids and Teens

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Now more than ever, we encourage children to engage in outdoor physical activity. Being outside without adequate sun protection, however, often leads to sunburn and increases the risk of developing skin cancer. (more…)

Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

As the weather heats up, many families will be spending more time outdoors.  The best  products and the best ways to keep your kids hydrated and avoid illness.


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Summer Rashes

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

From prickly heat to poison ivy, we’ll talk about the ways to treat these summer skin irritations.


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Concussions & Academic Achievement

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education listened to testimony on the affects concussions have on a young athlete’s academic achievement. Dr. Sue discusses what every parent needs to know.


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